Kim Bielenberg: In struggling Haiti, even former US presidents roll up their sleeves to help build houses
Published 03/12/2012 | 14:31
PAUDIE Halpin was travelling back to the airport in Port-au-Prince in Haiti at the weekend through a crowded street when he captured a truly shocking image on his mobile phone.
Later, when we were in the airport terminal, ready to depart for Ireland, he showed me the picture. It showed a man's body lying on the side of the street, with his face covered. The photo shows just a couple of people standing by concerned at the man’s plight, while others just go about their business.
I wondered how this person could lie randomly in the street. Did he die of disease, possibly the cholera that was brought to Haiti by UN troops, or was he attacked?